This is how you should eat all the time, I’m telling you.
This time of year is my absolute favorite for local food. I’m kind of a wench about eating seasonally in that I only believe in it in the warm months. In the winter I’m like I STILL WANT TOMATOES THOUGH so….I’m working on it. Anyway, our local farmer’s market just opened a few weeks ago, so we’ve been celebrating by keeping lots of fun produce in the fridge and making up new meals with it.
Then last week I remembered that I had a package of local spicy sausage in the freezer and THIS was born. Spicy sausage, dark kale, garlic and tomatoes, all making a little snuggly bed under some toasty gnocchi. You could use whole wheat for even more nutrition, but that might just be showing off. I kept this super simple, no white wine, no stock, just really basic flavors because the ingredients I started with were so flavorful. If there was ever a time to buy moderately-overpriced-yet-local sausage this would definitely be it.